Connection options?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by mx tommy, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. mx tommy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jul 17, 2006
    ok, I have a LCD module... Digikey part# 67-1779-ND


    And a PCB circuit board... And I need to connect them together with some kind of cable (duh :p) however, I'm at a loss as to what would be the best method? of course, I could solder individual wires to each pad, but this would be messy, and worse, the wires would break if moved around too much... so I'm guessing some kind of ribbon cable, with some kind of connector right? but although I searched for a few hours on Digikey, I couldn't find anything suitible... So I figured maybe someone here has done something like this in the past, and knows the "names" of the parts I need, or even better, a part number :cool:

    Thanks for the help, Thomas
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004

    Ya gotta use soldered wire connections to the display. But you're right about the ribben cable. Look up Digi-Key # M1AXA-1463R. That's a 36" flat cable (rainbow colors) with a 16 pin IDC connector on one end. Use your X-acto knife to cut the cable into strands at the soldered end. Get part # MHS16K for the pcb. That's a 16 pin header that will mate with the connector on the cable.
  3. Gadget

    Distinguished Member

    Jan 10, 2006
    And if your worried about the cable breaking at the pads due to flexing, then run some hot glue over it once soldered.